Comic legends Cheech & Chong coming to Topeka

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The “Up In Smoke” tour featuring Cheech & Chong and WAR, is making a stop at the Kansas Expocentre on Wednesday, September 17th. Tickets are $40, $50, $60 and $75 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Friday, August 15th at Noon, available at the Kansas Expocentre box office, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

A Night of Music and Comedy featuring favorite WAR hits and all of Cheech & Chong’s outrageous and hilarious comedy. The “Up In Smoke” tour is a complete integration of WAR’s timeless catalogue, and Cheech & Chong’s no authority brand of comedy and music. The party begins with WAR performing hit after hit such as “Why Can’t We Be Friends”, “Low Rider”, and “Cisco Kid”, with the show progressing into a combination of Cheech and Chong’s most infamous songs (backed up by WAR) such as “Earache My Eye”, “Basketball Jones”, and “Mexican Americans”, as well as some of their most iconic comedic skits such as “Dave’s Not Here”, “Santa Claus and His Old Lady”, and “Sister Mary Elephant.” Seeing WAR and Cheech & Chong jamming together on the same stage has been described as a genius night of music and comedy.

In conjunction with the tour, WAR released their first new studio album in 20 years in May, titled “Evolutionary”, on Far OutRecords/UMe. Available on 2CD and digitally, the package includes the new “Evolutionary” album and WAR’s digitally remastered, multi-Platinum “Greatest Hits” collection, originally released in 1976, and never before released digitally or on CD.  Featuring special guest collaborations with Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Joe Walsh, Malik Yusef, and the USC Marching Band, “Evolutionary” showcases WAR’s multi-ethnic lineup and genre-defying style, combining jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin.

Cheech & Chong’s first film, “Up In Smoke,” was the highest grossing comedy of 1978 and topped $100 million at the box office.  In 2009, the duo made history when comedy partners Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong announced their first reunion tour in more than 25 years, selling out shows from coast to coast.
Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for more than four decades to millions across the globe. Their hits include “The World Is A Ghetto”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends”, “The Cisco Kid”, “Low Rider”, and many more. WAR performs more than 150 shows a year, and the phenomenal group and has been honored twice by its hometown of Los Angeles for making positive contributions to the betterment of the community with its powerful music.

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